Gluten Free Goes Mainstream
The Toronto Star Living Reporter, Barbara Turnbull, wrote a feature story this week in the Toronto Star on celiacs and gluten free foods. Link: http://www.thestar.com/article/414749
The article mentioned the Montmartre bakery in Scarborough (105 Midwest Road 416-757-7771) where they bake bread, buns (those Gladstone Hotel buns) and pizza dough one day a week. (Maybe they can do a baguette?)
The Specialty Food Store at Sick Kids hosted a Gluten Free cooking class this morning at the Loblaws at Queen's Quay which I attended. The presenters were Heather Butt & Donna Washburn who are both Canadian cookbook authors (The Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook). They made a variety of GF items including carrot cake, chocolate chocolate-chip muffins, quinoa pilaf, flaxseed cookies and an ancient grain bread. All were absolutely delicious and didn't have any of that weird GF taste that so many commercial products have. I am now inspired again to bake more bread using their nutritious flours instead of the more convenient rice flour concoctions. If I hear of another GF cooking event, I will post it on this blog. Now, I had better go dust off that breadmaker.....and get out my GF chemistry set.